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Women in Construction

Women in Construction is a free taster course for women aged 15 and over to learn more about construction and craft trades.

What do the sessions include?

  • bricklaying
  • carpentry
  • painting
  • plumbing
  • plastering

All the trades are taught by our qualified tradeswomen in the housing team. The course aims to encourage women to apply for the apprenticeship scheme.

Every year, we work in partnership with Leicester College to promote the free course for women in construction. The college allows us to take over the construction department where our qualified trade’s women teach the courses. This is a joint effort to encourage more women into the construction industry.

As part of our free course, the college also offer 10-week free courses in some of the trades for women that have attended the council’s construction course.

When and where will the courses be the courses held?

This year the course runs during the Easter break for four days, full details below:

  • Monday 6 to Thursday 9 April 2020
  • 9am - 3pm
  • Location: Leicester College, Freemen’s Park Campus.

During the week women can attend as few or many sessions as they wish.

Visits to schools and community centres

We are working with local schools and communities to help inform women about the diverse roles on offer on our apprenticeship programme.

A team of qualified tradeswomen is available to visit your school or community centre to discuss the programme, and give a presentation and demonstration to teachers, career advisors and young female students.

To arrange a visit by craftswomen to your school please use the contact details below to get in touch.

What have previous attendees said about the course?

“With the confidence of building a BBQ in bricklaying, I can now go home and try this in my garden.”

“Fabulous course learnt a lot of new things; the women teaching the course have been extremely helpful, very approachable and have made it fun to learn.”

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